The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
As the number of virtual workloads surpass the number of physical workloads with the maturing or the virtualization market, IDC data indicates that as many as one third of virtualization customers are planning to use multiple hypervisors over the next year.
This whitepaper discusses why agencies are pursuing a multi-vendor strategy for virtualization software and how Red Hat, with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, is quickly emerging as a leading strategic alternative and is ...
May 2012- This ebook helps IT decision-makers learn to handle virtualization data protection in a cost-effective and efficient way and how virtualization changes an organization's backup needs, and how traditional backup solutions will work with that technology.
May 2012- Server virtualization is changing the face of the modern data center. CIOs are looking for ways to virtualize more applications, faster, across the IT spectrum. Selecting the right data protection solution that understands the new virtual environment is a critical success factor in the journey to cloud-based infrastructure. This guide looks at the key questions CIOs should be asking to ensure a successful virtual server data protection solution.
May 2012- This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere5 for server virtualization. Both the RHEV for Servers subscription pricing and the VMware vSphere5 license and support pricing are explained prior to the detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers. As the analysis reveals, a RHEV for Server solution costs 60-90% less than Vmware vSphere5 solution. Or in other words, VMware can be up ...
May 2012- When you are choosing a virtualization platform for your datacenter, your architecture and capabilities may be limited by the features offered by each product. This document details the features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in comparison with VMware vSphere 5 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2. This document is designed to give you information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) and to allow you to compare features and benefits across multiple virtualization platforms.
Data centers continue to evolve from an environment based on physical servers and storage to one based on virtual platforms. Such modern data centers based on converged infrastructure demand an integrated approach to deploying, managing and protecting critical business resources within a consolidated virtual environment.
This whitepaper describes how CommVault's fully integrated Simpana software, with ability to protect hundreds of virtual servers in minutes, provides level and scale of protection and recovery for ...
April 2012- If you are considering a leap to the cloud, you are no doubt figuring out how to extend security to the new environment. Despite potential savings, security is still the number one barrier. Download this white paper to review seven steps to help you build security into your cloud applications.
April 2012- Are you looking to transform your data center into a flexible, high-density private cloud that enables dynamic and automated control of systems and workloads? Download this white paper to find out how security and privacy of sensitive data can be easily managed in your enterprise.
April 2012- With this guide you will learn how to evaluate cloud technology vendors and service providers based on a series of questions that were posed to experts in the industry. By comparing answers to common IT questions from 9 vendors, you'll be ready to implement security products and services in the cloud.
April 2012- This guide offers practical information to help you prepare your data center for the cloud. With virtualization becoming the new norm for enterprise data centers, find out what you need to do to ensure you are ready to launch your next-generation data center.
April 2012- In this report you will learn about the key findings of a survey of 200 IT professionals that can help you plan security into your cloud initiatives. Find out how you can manage these challenges in your own enterprise.
April 2012- While many public clouds run entirely on virtualized infrastructure, achieving 100% virtualization in most enterprise environments may not be realistic or desirable, for a number of business and tactical reasons. Examples and best practices are covered in this white paper.
Organizations adopting the IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services 4.2 can be affected by many variables.
Read the white paper which explores the best practices and characteristics of running the software on a POWER7 platform, and learn how this can influence performance optimization and scalability.
Using virtualization, IT can consolidate physical servers, reduce costs, improve system uptime and help a company reduce energy usage. Despite the clear advantages, according to Gartner, only 40 percent of all servers have been virtualized and Enterprise Strategy Group research found that only 41 percent of companies have virtualized Tier-1 workloads.
Download "4 Little Known Virtualization Benefits" to better understand the advantages that virtualization can deliver, such as:
- Keeping track of physical and virtual ...
April 2012- When we talk about the world becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent, the most ubiquitous example is the smartphone. It collects and disseminates data while its users are at home and on the go, likely serving up just as much - if not more - dynamic, socially driven information as static, always-there web content. And other consumer electronics companies are deep in the revolution of smarter products, providing not just one-dimensional devices but entire customer ...
April 2012- IBM Systems Director 6.3 has just been released. Read the white paper and see how this new revision can improve usability with a more logical interface, as well as simplify installation for the program and associated plug-ins. Also learn how its extended functionality enhances control over physical systems, virtualized resources and storage devices.
The alignment of Business process management (BPM) and SOA governance processes provides enterprises with a streamlined ability to identify opportunities for change, to redesign business processes based on well-defined enterprise services, resulting in faster time to market, reduced time to value and improved return on investment.
This white paper describes the principles for building BPM solutions that use governed services, and covers:
* The role and value of SOA in BPM
* Common ...
February 2012- IDG Research conducted a survey on desktop virtualization adoption, polling 107 executives from the CIO audience on behalf of Citrix and IBM. This white paper, based on the survey, provides a view into transformation activities within large organizations, and examines motivations and experiences of financial services organizations to transform the delivery of IT services through desktop virtualization.
Communications are vital for your business, and e-mail is at the heart of it all. Your e-mail system demands high availability, but must remain simple, agile and cost-effective at the same time.
With the combination of Microsoft® Exchange 2010, VMware vSphere 5, and HP Storage, Servers, Networking, and Services, you can implement a converged, virtualized, and always-on messaging infrastructure to meet these demands.
This report presents the results of ESG Lab testing of the performance and scalability of the HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by Intel Xeon processors, running SAP with VMware vSphere 5.
Testing was conducted with a virtualized, tier-1 SAP application workload running on a massively scalable HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by next-generation Intel processors, running VMware virtualization software.
The tests were designed to confirm that virtualized infrastructure built with these components ...
Virtualization can help reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT management. Getting started can be challenging. You need to find the appropriate software, network, server, and
Storage configurations, but some marketplace solutions billed as "simple" may actually reduce availability and limit scalability?leaving you to figure out how to put it all together. With HP, virtualization is better than ever.
We can help you jump-start your project with simplified virtualization solutions that ...
In today's complex world of IT, you face many tough challenges including controlling costs, maintaining
business continuity with different approaches for different platforms, and constructing new environments while also maintaining legacy systems.
In addition, tailor-made solutions for each application, platform and environment lead to high levels of complexity, which can create gridlock. But the greatest challenge of all -and a critical barrier to success- is IT agility.
To overcome this all-important ...
This document provides an overview of private cloud computing using a joint solution developed by VMware, Hewlett Packard and AdvizeX Technologies to deliver a flexible cloud environment.
The solution utilizes currently available products, and it can be implemented in a relatively short period of time. Implementation is illustrated using the example of a service provider with both cloud and legacy offerings.
The examples provide detailed, specific actions using the vCloud Director ...
January 2012- Virtualization doesn't have to break your bank or your business's bank account. Virtualization for Dummies explores the ins and outs of enterprise virtualization as well as the basics of general virtualization applications, migrations, and best practices. Get informed, no matter what virtualization solution you choose.
January 2012- ERP solutions carry the promise of huge returns through automation of an organization's core business processes. Unfortunately, ERP projects have become notorious for high failure rates, delays, and budget overruns. Given the significant share of IT resources that ERP investments command, this reality has translated into overall IT inagility and inefficiency. Data virtualization presents an opportunity to reverse this trend by eliminating the huge cost and labor inefficiencies that exist within any ERP application lifecycle.
November 2011- Today, success demands agility. If your IT staff spends all of their time worrying about security, uptime and capacity problems, they won't be working with you to drive innovation. This paper describes IBM Server Optimization and Integration services - Vmware server virtualization, a consulting-based solution that can help you determine the optimal placement of workloads within a VMware vSphere infrastructure deployment.
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